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      07-05-2012, 07:05 AM   #375
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You said it.

The cari gets up to speed so effortlessly and with very little fanfare... You don't even get the sensation that you're going fast until you look at the speedo and notice your way over the limit.
dunno about you, but my (currently stock still) exhaust has a pretty loud growl to it at pretty much any rpm

i guess that's a difference between hatch and coupe though actually, you have a sealed boot where the muffler is, i have an open one lol

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I actually specifically looked for no sunroof or power seats.
i like the seats for comfort, but i'll go BMWP seats or recaro's in a heartbeat for sure.

+1 to wanting to know what mods you did? i've found a few race prepped 130i's through google in excess of 300hp, but they're not easy to get a hold of the owners for info >_<
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      07-05-2012, 09:40 AM   #376
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dunno about you, but my (currently stock still) exhaust has a pretty loud growl to it at pretty much any rpm
I hear the exhaust, but I don't think it's particularly loud.

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i guess that's a difference between hatch and coupe though actually, you have a sealed boot where the muffler is, i have an open one lol
I suppose I could fold down the rear seats and see if the exhaust noise is more audible...
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      07-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #377
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+1 to wanting to know what mods you did? i've found a few race prepped 130i's through google in excess of 300hp, but they're not easy to get a hold of the owners for info >_<
You already have it. It is the variable DISA valves from the 130i/330i/X5 3.0. It basically makes the 128i into a 130i.
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      07-05-2012, 11:33 PM   #378
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+1 to wanting to know what mods you did? i've found a few race prepped 130i's through google in excess of 300hp, but they're not easy to get a hold of the owners for info >_&lt;
You already have it. It is the variable DISA valves from the 130i/330i/X5 3.0. It basically makes the 128i into a 130i.
He said 300hp, 130i is ~270, i mean, could get close to 30 probably from exhaust and headers, but still, want to know what he did particularly lol
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      07-06-2012, 06:14 AM   #379
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He said 300hp, 130i is ~270, i mean, could get close to 30 probably from exhaust and headers, but still, want to know what he did particularly lol
Oh, you quoted me so I thought it was from my previous post.
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      07-06-2012, 09:33 PM   #380
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I elevated NATURAL ASPIRATED engine (and that's what makes positive difference) to 295 HP and pretty close performance (still 135 is marginally faster, but nothing to regret the choice).
Please give us more info, sounds like your car was treated very well by a tuner
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      07-06-2012, 09:36 PM   #381
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You already have it. It is the variable DISA valves from the 130i/330i/X5 3.0. It basically makes the 128i into a 130i.
I dont think this all.
Raceman mentioned that step 1 is to bump 125i to 130i 265hp, that's to tweak the valvetronic & disa of the 125i.
Step 2 is to tune that 265hp that more & use secondary cat delete exhaust.

I think DISA and AA only get us step 1
And any exhaust and intake max out at 10 hp total
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      07-06-2012, 09:50 PM   #382
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I dont think this all.
Raceman mentioned that step 1 is to bump 125i to 130i 265hp, that's to tweak the valvetronic & disa of the 125i.
Step 2 is to tune that 265hp that more & use secondary cat delete exhaust.

I think DISA and AA only get us step 1
And any exhaust and intake max out at 10 hp total
no they don't, headers without primary cats alone is at least 10, then deleting the secondary cats with a nice sized cat back is at least another 10, more likely 15 on the n52
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      08-25-2012, 01:39 AM   #383
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Dropped my 135i at the dealership to get a car wash and top off my oil, got a loaner 2012 128i with steptronic auto and boy that car feels light on its feet. The automatic is smooth and peppy. Great car!
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      08-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #384
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Dropped my 135i at the dealership to get a car wash and top off my oil, got a loaner 2012 128i with steptronic auto and boy that car feels light on its feet. The automatic is smooth and peppy. Great car!
wait until you drive the manual.
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      09-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #385
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Coming from an 07 Acura TL I fell head over heals for the lightness and balance of my new 128i. I realize that the 135i is probably a beast; but, for now the 128i is perfect for me.
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      10-17-2012, 11:47 AM   #386
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Hi first time on this thread.

I currently have 130i and I have driven 35i both coupe and sedan.
all I am going to say is.

forced induction = Cheap power
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      10-22-2012, 01:34 PM   #387
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wait until you drive the manual.
Driven both manual and step. The step 128 is still a great car
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      10-23-2012, 12:37 PM   #388
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I am still undecided if I should get the 128i or 135i. Does the 128i have two different automatic transmissions or just one?
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      10-23-2012, 03:02 PM   #389
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my buddy and i swapped cars when i bought my 135i . He drove a modded 128i with exhaust and filter and some other stuff. All i can say is my car was way more fun and alot faster than his in every way. His was manual and mine auto.
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      10-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #390
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I am still undecided if I should get the 128i or 135i. Does the 128i have two different automatic transmissions or just one?

If you can afford it go for the 135i. I had a 128i for about 15 months and traded it in and got a 1M when I was able to get an allocation. While the 135i won't quite compare to the 1M if I had to go back to when I was first deciding between the 128i and the 135i I would go for the 135i this time around.

And no, the 128i is only available with the clunky old 6 speed automatic. The new 8 speed found in most BMWs with automatics these days is not an option (my girlfriend has it in her X3 and it's wonderful in my opinion). With the 135i if you don't get the manual you get the 7 speed dual clutch transmission. I haven't driven it personally but I hear it's very nice.

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      10-26-2012, 03:53 AM   #391
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Hi first time on this thread.

I currently have 130i and I have driven 35i both coupe and sedan.
all I am going to say is.

forced induction = Cheap power
What makes you say it's cheap power exactly?
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      10-29-2012, 04:58 PM   #392
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Hell no!
Not bashing the 135i....actually never driven the N55 engine yet and it must absolutely be smashing to drive. Drove my uncle's 2008 M3, so I know that I could enjoy more power.....but for me?

23 years old when I bought my 128i with 6MTnew in June. One of the dealers asked me why I hadn't gone with the 135i, while I surely could afford it, I just wanted a pure N/A engine. Coming from a MKIV GTI I did not want to hear a turbo, and if I did I know I could always hop into my GTI and open it up!

But the 128i was perfect for me. 6 speed, GREAT handling, I6 engine. Period. The sunroof and P1 package with heated seats, heated steering wheel were just a nice bonus. Besides I love using the sunroof in the summer.....but the girls dont

I bought what I want, and I am extremely happy!
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i HAD a manual 128i... didn't get a 135i because i couldn't afford it at the time :\

needless to say, i wanted more. now i drive an evo x. :|

the 128i is indeed a fantastic car. it was great to drive, comfortable, quick enough. but hey, we only live once right?
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      12-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #394
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      12-10-2012, 06:01 PM   #395
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Got mine only a few weeks ago... ended up with the 6 spd auto trans, since it was at no additional cost over the manual, and plus, living in SoCal, the traffic can get rough. Nevertheless, the naturally aspired inline 6 is packs a punch, and feels like an oversized engine stuffed in a compact chasis.
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I have a 125 tuned to 274hp.
IMO 125/128 is funnier because:
-No understeer (51%/49%)
-ready for lsd install

Plus all that is good with NA: throttle response, sound, reliability.
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